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Date Place Comment
Champoeg State Heritage Area

Great campground just as described.
Would suggest booking in advance if possible as it’s quite busy, but in case you want to just walk in, speak to the park ranger even if it’s marked as full as they usually keep few sites as ‘overflow’.

Great hot showers. Very well maintained paved sites.

Paid 29$ for electricity and water site in loop B.

Colusa Casino Resort - RV parking

RV parking at a casino just off the 5 highway. Great place to stop for a night. Plenty of space for big rigs.
We arrived at 2am and there was a security who came to help us.
No services - dry camping only. But you can use the bathroom and the water fountain in the casino.

Wifi is available at the casino too.

Become member of the casino and receive 10$ credit that can be used at the buffet.
You also get 10$ credit to play in the machine if you’d like to!

old waterside road with pulloffs

We stayed here only one night after being kicked out of fiesta island. Few more RVs we’re here too.

It’s basically as described. A road parallel to the main road so a bit noisy if you are sleeping with your windows open.

Mojave NP, near the Mojave Cross

Beautiful place to park for a night or 2. We arrived at dusk so we didn’t venture too far but it seems like there are a few additional spots to park in on a smaller dirt road.

There are picnic tables as well just at the bottom of the Mojave Cross.

Cochiti Lake Campground

Lovely campground managed by the US Army Corps.
We stayed one night in the Ringtail Cat loop (site #71) which is a dry campsite. Amazing view of the lake and the dam.
Each site has a paved driveway, picnic table under a shelter as well as a space to put up a tent. The sites ore very clean and well maintained.

There is a restroom unit at the entrance of the loop with hot showers. Pretty clean as well.
There are water spigots around the loop with potable water (the pressure is very high though!).

We arrived at around 6:30pm and the ranger was off duty. We did as indicated at the entrance and found an empty spot and settled there. We just had to stop by the entrance cabin to pay. It’s 12$ for dry camping but if you have the US National Park pass it is half price! There are loops with electricity and water and the sites are 20$ each (not sure if the 50% off apply for these ones).

If you want to go to the beach you can get a pass for free access at the ranger cabin.

Overall, amazing place to camp between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The view totally worth it. And super cheap for what you get!

Rutherford Beach

We stayed there 2 nights. Nice beach with loads of people fishing.
There are millions of small flies at night which is very annoying but apart from that it’s a great place to stay.
There is a cold shower outside and clean pit toilets.

Bayou Segnette State Park

State Park campground, 100something spots available. Full hookups and some sites have decks. But quite expensive.
30$ a night + 6$ transaction fees
33$ on the weekend

There’s free laundry room with washer and dryers so it’s quite convenient. Clean bathrooms with hot showers too.
Playgrounds for the kids.

20 minutes from downtown New Orleans.

Natchez Visitor Center

Visitor Centre car park. There is power at a large amount of the spaces, some of the fresh water taps didn’t work, the more modern looking ‘blue’ tap worked near to the entrance

Rocky Springs Site

Great free site, one of three we stayed at on the Natchez Trace. This one has slightly less privacy than the other two, no potable water and only one working bathroom. Can’t beat the price though!

Meriwether Lewis

Beautiful free campground. Clean restrooms but no shower. Potable water available as well.
Sites are all far from one another which is great.
We stayed there one night and the campsite was pretty much empty.
Really good place to stay for free.

Centennial Park

We stayed there for 2 days. A much nicer place to stay than the Nissan Stadium even though it’s a little further from downtown.
There are porta-loos in the park accessible at all time. There’s also potable water fountains in the park.
As mentioned the park is closed overnight but it is allowed to park on the street side. There are a few campers parked there on a more permanent basis.
Good place to visit the city without being too far not too close to downtown.

Nissan Stadium

We stayed one night in the Parking R (the one on the left side of the bridge) of the Nissan Stadium. It was the only parking without a permit restriction.
The street parking by the park had unfortunately no parking signs as there was a cycling event happening the next day.
Anyways, the R Parking lot was fine. Very close to downtown (you basically just have to walk the pedestrian bridge and you are there) however, very busy at night. Loads of cars coming in and out, groups of drunk (or else) people.
The night we slept there it was extremely hot and humid outside and due to the high suspicious traffic, we didn’t want to leave ou doors open so we barely slept!
The next day we stayed at the Centennial Park and it was much better. A little further from downtown but more quiet.

Rhea Springs Recreation Center

This is about the best FREE campground you will find. There is roughly 30 spots spread out, all bordering the lake with a beautiful view.
Each campsite has a clean concrete picnic table, rock bordered fire pit, trash can, plenty of shade and sun.
There is a dedicated swimming area and the water of the lake is fairly warm!
The campground also has a sanitary block with toilets and hot showers! Unsure if the water there is potable or not but there is running water.
The stay limit is 14 days.

The Local (Bar)

Great local bar with live music and 45cent wings on Mondays.
The manager allowed us to park overnight in the private spaces at the front of the venue. Can’t guarantee this would happen again, but it’s worth a shot with only Walmart as the alternative.

North Creek campground

Beautiful campground along the creek. Most sites have access to it. Be careful, there might leeches in the creek.
The camp host are very nice and friendly.
We had a lovely night there.
Most sites are secluded and all have picnic tables and fire pit.
Toilets available onsite - very clean even though very basic!
10$ to pay at the entrance. I suggest to drive around, find your spot, settle in and then walk to the entrance to pay (drop your envelop system).

Greenbelt Park National Forest

We stayed there 2 nights while visiting Washington DC.
Lovely park with loads of trees (so not so good for solar powered batteries).

You can only book online but I would recommend booking once you have found your spot (there’s cell coverage in/out in some places in the park). We went in mid-July and there were plenty of spaces.

20$ per night.

There are hot showers but loads of insects and spiders everywhere.

Most sites are pretty secluded and all have a picnic table. No power nor water at sites - dry camping only.

We stayed in the D loop as it’s the closest to the trail that leads to the street which leads to the metro station to downtown.

We walked to the metro station which takes around 45 minutes. You can also take the bus #F6 which takes you there a little faster. But I would recommend to drive there as there’s plenty of parking. 5$ but totally worth it! (I think it might be free on the weekend) The parking is very sunny as well so you can recharge your solar powered battery!

It cost about 8$ for round trip to downtown by metro.

Overall, great place to stay near Washington DC.

Mill Bridge Village Camp Resort

Established campground near Lancaster County.
Very expensive for you get.

They say the water is potable but it’s full of sediments and doesn’t taste good at all.

The campground feels pretty tired and poorly maintained. There are cobwebs and mild in the restrooms. Wifi is available mostly everywhere.

We stayed at their only ‘premium camp site’ which was more secluded and right by the creek. It cost us an extra 4$, for a total of 49$ (!!!), but honestly worth it. We had loads of cows as neighbours!

I wouldn’t recommend it honestly but we desperately needed a place which had hot showers and there aren’t any options in this area.

Philadelphia municipal parking lot

Exactly as described. We had to wait 5-10 minutes before getting a parking spot but absolutely worth it.
We only stayed there one night.
It’s literally just a parking lot but it’s very convenient to visit the city as everything is close by.

Mohegan Sun Casino

Parking with beautiful view! A few RVs parked but fairly quiet. Very convenient!

Coaticook

Rest area in front of a motel. Fairly quiet.
Toilet facilities but no portable water.
Picnic tables and shaded areas.

Parking near lake

We went to this GPS coordinate location and there is no parking there. The area is part of the Yamaska National Park and it is not allowed to park

Wooden Brigde Parking

Parking spot each side of the wooden bridge.
2.4m clearance to cross the bridge.
Super quiet! The view is beautiful and the sound of the water flowing in the river is beautiful.
There are public bins there, no fresh water around though.

Halte Routière De Champlain

Beautiful rest area by the river.
Very clean as well. Toilet amenities and fresh water available.
Picnic tables and bins.


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